All You Need Is Love…

The Mustard Seed & Kaya's Ray of SunshineHope you had a nice weekend.  Today’s post features two of the hottest trends; geo patterns and the Pantone color of the year Rose Quartz.  Injecting geometric decor in your home adds a modern flair.  From faceted accessories to table or lamps, geo inspired pieces enhance visual appeal & create eye-catching vigor to a room.

What is Pantone color of the year you ask?  Pantone began as the commercial printing company in the 1950’s; best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in printing, paint, and fabric.  In 2000, Pantone created the “Color of the Year” as a symbolic color selection that serves as a cultural expression of mood and attitude. For the first time ever in 2016, the blend of two colors were selected: Rose Quartz a warm pink with gray undertones and Serenity a cooler sky blue offering a soothing peaceful balance in a turbulent world.  The softer pastel palette mixes well with shades of pinks, purples, grays and creams.

The living room romantic color scheme is the perfect backdrop to add touches of sweet Valentine decor from heart garland, love letters, bird cages and candy heart candles.  Love is in the air and with discount shopping events such as Gacha Good Events Out With The Old…In With The New (closes 1/31/16) and Perfect Ten (2/1/16-2/15/16), your home can feel the love without breaking the bank.  At Gacha Good, I picked up the Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard and XOXO Vase Console Table from Dixie Dandelion, each $50L.  The event is two-prong with new exclusive products on one side of the skybox and gacha machines set up on the other side.  Pop over and check out all the deals.

Over at Perfect Ten and out early, The Mustard Seed has the most adorable Surprise Box gacha item ($50L per play), a round hat box decorated with roses, leaves & heart topper.  The surprise is when you touch the heart topper, a cute piggy flies up out of the box than pops back down.  TMS is also offering the Rose Vase with Pearls and Love Birds with customizable love letters displayed on the coffee table for 50% off.  Also discounted at Perfect Ten is Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Valentine True set which contains 2 sized pink/red heart garland, pink hurricane candle, and red heart pitcher.  Take a peek at the other merchandize available from 10 home & garden creators all reduced 50% off for two weeks.

Lots of other goodies listed below including brocante, the new partnership of floorplan and consignment.  At Tres Chic, Sway’s is in the mood for love with Birdcage Candle Holder & Wall Decor.  Circa’s Living Tea Room Louis Hooded Chair is now available at the main store location with 10 wood color options and 32 male/female sit animations.  Have a good time decorating for the sweetest season of all!

  • Dixie Dandelion, Love Ladder, All You Need Is Love Chalkboard & Vase XOXO Console Table- all $50L each (@ Gacha Good Events Out with the Old…In With The New Event, until 1/31/16)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Birds & Mr. Love Letter, Roses with Pearls Vase (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • The Mustard Seed: Love Surprise Box, Sweetest Love RARE (@ Perfect Ten, gacha item $50L per play)
  • Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine: Valentine Set True {Pink Hurricane Candle, Red Heart Pitcher of Love, 2 size String Pink & Red Hearts}  (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Sway’s: [Birdcage] Candle holder (gold & copper) (@ Tres Chic start January 17th-February 10th) 􀀑
  • [CIRCA] Living: “The Tea Room” Louis Hooded Chair Raspberry
  • Fiasco: Melrose Ceiling Lamp (The Challenge, Art Deco Dec 2015)
  • Pilot: Tufted Sofa (Pink), Marble Coffee Table (Gold), Sweet Candy Hearts Candle & Dirty Candy Hearts Candle
  • brocante.: Unfinished wallpaper / geometric
  • Apple Fall: Arts & Crafts Books, Tales of Cupid Book Set, Charles Dickens Book Set
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes
  • [Fetch]: Lazy Rug – Square
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Team Diabetes_Connie's Set

If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, my favorite part of Second Life are the charity fundraisers benefitting first world nonprofits.  I love seeing SL residents come together to support one another and the generosity of SL designers make it possible.  Today, I’m very excited to share with you Team Diabetes of Second Life, a new fundraiser event benefitting American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.  The ADA delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

With 100% of the proceeds of sales donated to the ADA, Team Diabetes of Second Life has a number of fundraiser events on the schedule including Fall Showcase 2015 & Art in Hat 2015 (in Nov).  The Fall Showcase 2015 will offer a different selection of creators every 3 months.  You can also donate directly on the Team Diabetes website.  This charity strikes a personal chord with me because I recently discovered both of my great-grandmas had diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.  Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

In 2014, 9% of adults 18 years and older had diabetes.  In 2012 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths.  More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.  WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

DeAnn Defaux, owner and creator of Park Place Home Decor was also touched by diabetes and has designed a living room collection in honor of her long time friend Connie, who has been living with diabetes since she was 15 years old.  The Connie Set is available until Oct 31, 2015 with 100% of all proceeds going to Team Diabetes of SL.  The set includes a blue love seat (representing the blue circle in the logo for The World Diabetes Day and the official color for the International Diabetes Federation), wooden and glass coffee table with decorative accessories, books and pussy willow vase.  The Connie love seat has male/female animations as well as couple animations.

To complete the styling of the living space, I wanted to enhance the blue color palette by using ancient Chinese blue & white temple jars placed upon a blue tiled antique Spargel & Shine Home white stone Madison Fireplace ($10L on Antique Grid Autumn Hunt) and aged Serenity Style whitewash piano creating a relaxed mood.  Pops of blue are renforced in the mug on the coffee table and handbag scarf on the piano bench.   Softer green rug draws your eyes to Serenity Style Soul Happy Chest Collection (green), discounted 25% at On9 (until 10/28/15).

Lastly, I wanted to give you an update on the Rock Your Rack 2015 event I blogged last week…drumroll please: total raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation is $658,991L or $2,500 USD.  Please continue your generosity for this very important ADA inaugural charity fundraiser, look for my blog post on Art in Hats 2015 coming soon!

Taxi to Park Place Home Decor please…

Welcome Autumn!

Autumn Gazebo 2015Wishing you a very belated harvest greetings!  Sorry, real life kidnapped me again.  In some ways I feel like Second Life is my mistress (or the male version in my case), I love the creative minds, the ability to design and the freedom to explore new ideas but it’s becoming difficult to carve out a few hours each week.  I’m going to finish up my outstanding projects and take an extended break.  But before I get ahead of myself, I want to share with you my version of autumn glamping.  The crisp air, the crunchy fall leaves and glorious harvest moon is beckoning us outdoor and the ideal backdrop to showcase some new releases from Sway’s, Serenity Styles and The Mustard Seed.

Happy Autumn Welcome SignTMS Apple Cider Bistro SetSleeping Cat Haybale

Ms. Lavinia Godenot, creator and owner of The Mustard Seed is offering a fresh takes on fall decor, on sale until Thursday, October 1, 2015 (all under $150L).  The new offerings include Happy Autumn Welcome Sign with pumpkins, leaves and Indian corn (group gift), Autumn Apple Cider Patio Set (texture change chairs) with hot cider, sweet treats, woodland bird umbrella chair and apple basket, Autumn Haybale with sleeping kitty (harvest sign & potted plants), Barrel of Fun Corn with multiple animations and Autumnal Fireplace (2 size, small & large) great for indoors or out.  I also used TMS Sunflower Trio and Gentle Overhang Tree (texture change).

TMS Fireplace & Serenity StyleTo complete the decoration of the pavilion, I used Serenity Style Country Swing, Birdhouse Fence wall decor, Autumn Wood Blacks & Babe Doll (offered at Tres Chic till 10/5), My Fall Set cabinet with bowl and floral frame (available @ The Fantasy Collective until 10/15).  I also styled the gazebo with What Next Harvest Garland, Wreath, texture change Welcome Sign and Pumpkin Bucket.

Finally, Sway’s has everything you will need to enjoy a night under the stars starting with the Birch Gazebo (new release for The Mix, ending 9/30), Camp Out Tents & Oil Lamps available at The Arcade (ending 9/30), Walden Cuddle Log with texture change blanket (2 versions) and Walden Campfire Set including log/tree stump with pillow, camp kettle/mug, and marshmallow/sausage on sticks.  Hope you enjoyed my take on glamping and are inspired to redecorate your home with these great deals.

Blending Styles

Love International Set & The Wash Items

Park Place Home Decor is participating in the BOSL Love International Style hunt ending February 28, 2015 by offering the Love(seat) International Style Set as it’s hunt gift ($25L for the set).  The Love International Style Set includes a cream love seat with burgundy and gold accent pillows, black metal and etched glass coffee table and decorative books.  The hunt object you are looking for is two stacked hearts (one red and one teal), the clue is “It’s a little rocky here” and the hunt is located on the BOSL sim.

Park Place also has a booth at The Wash Biannual Sale from February 26-March 16, 2015 with 8 items available at $10L each.  The sale pieces are Wooden Wall Planters (trio), Lacquered Slender BookshelfMarble Elephant Family Shelf DecorShelf Magazine BasketShelf Mail BasketSmall Mantel Clock {all shown above}, Vintage Automobile Wall Art and Colorful and Fun Cube Benches.  I wanted to create a lounge space that blended different styles utilizing Park Place hunt and sale items as well as Apple Fall products offered at the current round of Collabor88.  Hop over and grab these sales items before there gone.

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Work Live Loft

  • Park Place Home DecorLove International Style Set: Cream love seat, coffee table & books ($25L hunt item @ BOSL sim)
  • Park Place Home Decor, Wooden Wall Planters, Slender Bookshelf, Marble Elephant Family Shelf Decor, Shelf Magazine Basket, Shelf Mail Basket, Small Mantel Clock ($10L sale items @ The Wash Biannual Sale)
  • Apple FallMonogram SuitcasesMasculine Bar Banana Tree (Collabor88)
  • Consignment, Naptime Bookcase
  • Pilot, Railroad Chandelier
  • StoraxTreeModern Rug 237

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Park Place Victorian Sitting Room Framed

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends, are stuffed with yummies in your tummy, and ready to start to decorate for Christmas!  Today, I present a traditional Victorian living room from Park Place Home Decor and The Mustard Seed, both discounted at the Mieville Thames Frost Fair, opening November 28 and closing December 28, 2014.  Park Place Victorian Holiday Sitting Room Set consists of scarlet upholstered  walnut bench and settee, walnut and marble fireplace with decorative decor, Victorian end table with etched rose glass lamp, and needlepoint armchair with lace tablecloth side table, individually discounted 50% off or 70% off for the whole set.  The Mustard Seed Christmas Kitty Set included three multicolored ornament trees and a sleeping cat in basket, plus there are many other adorable items, so go check it out!  I added a sweet treat buffet table, some vintage inspired paintings, Park Place’s sleigh card holder (available in-world), and a sneak peek of Park Place snow globes offered at 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo, opening December 4, 2014, to create an elegant formal living room perfect for Christmas morning or holiday parties.  Park Place is having a Black Friday weekend specials all sales items available in either copy or transfer versions for gift giving, and transfer items are gift wrapped!!  Taxi to the Thames Frost Fair…